The cake didn’t turn out as neatly as my obsessive self would have liked. The cake, which was very moist (a good thing!) didn’t feel like staying together during the icing process, which resulted in lots of crumbs mixed in with the frosting. I guess
that’s why they call the first layer of frosting the “crumb coat.” I got frustrated a few times and contemplated chucking the whole thing, but thanks to some set up time in the refrigerator, I was able to finish. Frosting marshmallows is a messy job and I’m afraid my patience level wasn’t high enough yesterday to complete the task as impeccably as I would have liked. The girls liked it; I guess that is all that really matters.
Can’t have a party without cheese puffs! The girls also had (unpictured) goldfish crackers, cheese cubes and strawberries. We also did make-your-own pizzas. I cheated and bought the pre made dough because it doesn’t require extra flour to roll out like my homemade dough does. No extra flour = no extra mess.
A pillow pet, courtesy of grandma and grandpa.
One of three Webkinz, “Rio” the Portuguese Water Dog. Our neighbor has a real Portuguese Water Dog named Rio and I knew that Caroline would name her Webkinz that, as well. At least she didn’t name it “Bo” like the Obama’s dog!
She can light her own candle….
but still needs dad to help wipe the schmutz of her face!
A reenacted blow out scene. I missed the first one!
Fun with balloons.
Guarding them tightly.
Crazy girl wielding a push pin.
Grainy picture. Pouty face.
Evidently, it’s okay to threaten to pop other people’s balloons, but when yours actually pops, it’s not so funny anymore. Better to be a popper than a popee.
The breakfast of champions? Or an honored request of the birthday girl.
America Alison runs on Dunkin. It’s undeniable; it’s in the Kennedy genes. Although, much to my dad’s dismay, I like Starbucks, too. Sorry dad!
The morning after wreckage.
**I’m sorry about the quality of some of the photos, particularly those taken at night. They’re so grainy. I read that flash is bad, so I didn’t use it. Perhaps I should have?**